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17/4/2014 Surrey Libraries’ Festival for Children - 24 May to 12 July
Surrey Libraries’ Festival for Children is back, bigger and better than ever, in libraries across Surrey, from 24 May to 12 July.

Part of Off The Page, libraries’ programme of children's events and activities, the festival will be full of exciting things for all ages to do including Manga and comic art workshops, performance poetry, author visits, creative writing, stop-frame animation, drumming workshops, story-telling, crafts and much more.

So, if you’re looking for exciting things to keep the children occupied during spring half term and into the summer, make sure you book your Festival tickets right away.  

See A F Harrold , creator of Fizzlebert Stump show off and wave his beard about, make a stop-frame animation to view on screen with Jellytree productions and create your own stories from beginning to end with Celebrate My Library , a project that helps us to put our libraries at the heart of every community.

Grab the chance to draw with Beano and Dr Who Adventures writer and illustrator Kev F Sutherland , write poems with Martin Daws , Young People’s Laureate for Wales and create comic stories with Mo-Bot-High author Neill Cameron .

Listen to Jane Lawes talk about her ‘Gymstars’ series and see props from Snow White, The Huntsman, Batman and other fabulous films. Party with Pebble the Penguin and join in with multi-lingual rhymetimes and multi-sensory storytimes.

To book tickets and to find out up to date information about what’s on and where, see , visit any Surrey library or call 01483 543599.

Pick up your programme from Surrey libraries and follow on Twitter: #OffThePageFest and Facebook: The Surrey Online Library

4/4/2014 Anti social behaviour order awarded
On Tuesday 1 April, at Redhill Magistrates’ Court, an anti social behaviour order (ASBO) was granted for two years against Nicholas Maffia of Tally Road, Oxted RH8 0TG.
4/4/2014 Latest Parents' Pages 5 to 19 e-bulletin out now
The second issue of the Parents' Pages 5 to 19 e-bulletin is out now. Sign up to receive your very own copy, direct to your inbox.
4/4/2014 Do you qualify for a 25% discount off your water bill?
Sutton and East Surrey Water's new Social Tariff Scheme offers a 25% discount off the water bill for customers who meet certain requirements. This scheme is effective from April 2014 to the end of March 2015.
4/4/2014 Flooding information - latest news
Flood information meetings

If you have any issues or concerns about flooding please come to our last drop in session in the function room at the Whyteleafe Tavern on Tuesday 15 April 6pm-8pm. Representatives from Tandridge District Council, Surrey County Council, the National Flood Forum and other organisations will be available.
4/4/2014 Make sure you use your vote
On 22 May the European Parliamentary elections will be held, together with district elections in 14 wards.
1/4/2014 Repair and Renew Grant for flooded properties
Did you know you can apply for up to £5000 to better protect your home against flooding?
28/3/2014 Flood update: Whyteleafe, Woldingham Road & Flood Appeal
Skips available in Whyteleafe for flood damaged goods

For residents who are able to get rid of flood damaged goods, skips are being provided from Friday 28 March to Monday 31 March.
27/3/2014 Fire Kills - test your fire alarms this weekend
Fire Kills is reminding everyone to test their smoke alarms when they put forward their clocks on 30 March. As you are at least four times more likely to die in a fire in your home if there is no working smoke alarm, this simple quick check is a real life saver.
25/3/2014 Chairman’s awards presented
Chairman of the Council, Councillor Beverley Connolly, presented her Chairman’s Awards, at the Civic Reception for the voluntary sector on Friday 21 March at The Soper Hall, Caterham. The awards are for those who have made a significant or outstanding contribution to the community.
25/3/2014 Young workers feature in the Spring Tandridge magazine
The cover of the latest Tandridge Magazine features some of the Council’s young workers, who are being provided with work experience opportunities.

24/3/2014 Dormansland play area to be refurbished
A design for the refurbishment of the Dormansland recreation ground play area has been chosen and work is expected to start in May. 
21/3/2014 Flooding update
Cleaning up Whyteleafe

Saturday 22 March
Tandridge District Council staff will be removing any remaining sandbags from the front of properties. Over the next few days road signs and the portable toilets will also be taken away.
19/3/2014 Free expert advice for Surrey businesses
Do you run a business in Surrey? If so, you can get a free hour of business advice, however large or small your business is, to ensure you’re complying with crucial consumer protection laws.
18/3/2014 Former resident sent to prison for benefit fraud
On Thursday 13 March at Guildford Crown Court, Julie Watkinson, formerly of Lansdowne Road, Purley and Hillbury Road, Whyteleafe and currently at Wheelwright Court, Horley, was given a twenty week custodial sentence after pleading guilty to benefit fraud of over £51,000 at an earlier hearing.
14/3/2014 Flooding meetings and road updates
Woldingham public meeting

Woldingham Parish Council and Surrey County Council have organised a public meeting to update Woldingham residents and businesses on measures taken to alleviate the impact of flooding on Woldingham and the surrounding area. The meeting is at Woldingham Village Hall, Station Road, Woldingham on  Saturday 15 March at 10.30am . A representative from Tandridge District Council will also be attending.